at first glance it may seem to be an almost deserted island, the truth is that
there are very special places waiting for you, such as the Cactus Garden in Lanzarote.
Today as Canarian Transfer we will
tell you more about this magical place that, without a doubt, is worth a visit.
What is the Jardín de Cactus in Lanzarote
name indicates, it is a cactarium or cactus garden. It is located in the village of Guatiza, that belongs to the municipality of Teguise.
Its location is special, also because it is located in an
old arid quarry, better known as the rofera. Forty years ago nobody in
Lanzarote thought, that this place would host one of the most visited points on
the island nowadays.
The last big work of César Manrique
idea to build this great cactarium was born in the 1960s. Since that moment Manrique
made arrangements with the Cabildo of Lanzarote so that they could purchase the
land where the Cactus Garden would be located and prepare it for the following
for several different reasons, the construction of this space couldn’t start
until the 1980s.
the inauguration of this project by César
Manrique took place in the year 1990.
What waits for us by the Jardín de Cactus of Lanzarote
visitors expect what will find by the 5,000 square meters of this special
are around 4,500 cactus of approximately 450 different species, from all the corners
of the planet.
after year the number of plants increases, adding species to the 13 families of
cactus present by the garden.
special disposal of the plants on terraces invites to stroll through this kind
of amphitheatre. During the visit, there are several lagoons with coloured fish
and water lilies that generate a contrast with the green and yellow tones of
the cactus and the volcanic environment.
corn mill, or millo for the locals, also stands out in the horizon. It has been
built at the beginning of the 11th century and then restored on request of
Manrique. He wanted to perfectly integrate it into the environment.
also several monoliths of volcanic ash that decorate the pleasant walk between
An ideal excursion for the entire family
As Canarian Transfer we
consider the visit to the Jardín de
Cactus of Lanzarote as ideal for the
entire family. Visiting the garden without rash can takes between 1 hour and 1
hour and half.
is also a cafeteria where you can relax and try some of delicious local dishes.
To discover more about the work of the great Manrique, in
Canarian Transfer we offer the perfect excursion. The
Cactus Garden in Lanzarote is a must!
your excursion now to discover the César Manrique’s Route and enjoy the unique
legacy of this versatile artist.